When it comes to used car experts, two of the best are Art Spinella from CNW Marketing and Ricky Beggs from BlackBookUSA. Art is a master of putting data into perspective as is Ricky.
That's one of the reasons I chose Ricky for a Q&A on the used car business for 2013. He and his editorial staff do as thorough a job as anybody when it comes to covering the numerous used car auctions taking place weekly across the country.
Some of the topics we discussed included the new Corvette C7 and it's impact on used Corvette values. I was surprised by his answer only because it seemed like a disconnect from a point he made about pickup trucks earlier in our conversation.
We also discussed the certified pre-owned market. That's the only segment of the interview where I felt compelled to add in some of my own words. I just can't stress enough how much I continue to recommend the only certified pre-owned coverage worth buying comes directly from the manufacturer.
If I may be so immodest, I think it's a good interview. Take a few moments to read it and learn more about the used car market in 2013. It may not be heading where you think it is.